Category: General

10 Practical Skills to Learn Before an Emergency

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Personal health preparedness isn’t only about collecting supplies. Level up your emergency preparedness. Learn practical skills you can use to help yourself and others. Here are 10 skills you can learn to prepare for an emergency, in no particular order. How to wash your hands the right way. Washing your hands is one of the Read More >

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#PrepYourHealth to Drive During Winter

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Winter is here, and it’s not alone. It comes bearing weather that can make it dangerous to travel. Driving in wintery conditions such as snow, freezing rain, and ice puts drivers at increased risk of car crashes.(1) About 21% (or 1,235,000) of the over 5,891,000 vehicle crashes each year are weather-related. Most weather-related crashes happen Read More >

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Resolve to Be Ready, Part II

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January is the time many of us make resolutions for the new year. Sometimes resolutions feel too big and long drawn out. As a result, our motivation to see them through can peter out before the end of the year. Last year, we suggested 12 micro-resolutions to help you prepare your health for emergencies. Here Read More >

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In Case You Missed It: Favorite Blog Posts of 2022

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Late December is a good time to reflect on the happenings of the past 12 months. The Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR) published 26 posts to the Public Health Matters blog in 2022. The posts explored various topics related to personal and public health preparedness. All were written with the intention of helping readers Read More >

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#PrepYourHealth: Tips for Holiday Travel

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Holiday travel often includes visiting loved ones or taking a vacation. Whether you’re seeking a winter wonderland or an escape from subzero temperatures, follow these travel tips to stay healthy and safe during the holiday travel season. Before Your Trip No matter where you plan to travel, check CDC’s destination pages for travel health information. These Read More >

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Alzheimer’s & Public Health Emergencies

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November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia and is a progressive disease that begins with mild memory loss and possibly the loss of the ability to carry a conversation and respond to the environment. It involves parts of the brain that control thought, Read More >

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